Charlotte Brontë Shirley

ISBN 13: 9781519687678

9781519687678: Shirley

CHARLOTTE BRONTË (1816-1855), daughter of Patrick Brontë, an Irishman, perpetual curate of Haworth, Yorkshire. Charlotte´s mother died in 1821. Leaving five daughters and a son to the care of their aunt, Elizabeth Branwell. Four of the daughters were sent to a Clergy Daughters´School at Cowan Bridge, which Charlotte portrayed as Lowood in “Jane Eyre”. In 1825 her two elder sisters died. The surviving children pursued their education at home; they read widely, and became involved in a rich fantasy life that owes much to their admiration of Byron, Sir Walter Scott, the “Arabian Nights”, the “Tales of the Genii” and the engravings of J. Martin. They began to write stories, to produce magazines. Charlotte and Branwell collaborate in the elaborate invention of the imaginary kingdom of “Angria” and Emily and Anne in the invention of “Gondal”. “Shirley” is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre. The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–1812, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry.

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